Entertaiment is a show put on for the entertainment of others. It is often a form of escapism and can also be used as a means of social interaction. The word derives from Medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter and the suffix tenere, based on the Indo-European root ten.
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According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment is understood objectively, encompasses communication between text and audience, requires external stimulus, offers pleasure, and takes place in a passive form.